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Jury Returns Verdict of Over $750,000 for Mixup of Stillborn Childs Cremated Remains

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 13, 2006

On April 7, 2006, an Ohio jury returned a verdict of over $ 750,000 in favor of a young couple whose stillborn sons cremated remains were mixed with those of an adult. The couple, Eddie Squire and Tonya Leach, sued the E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home when they discovered that the remains of their threemonth premature, stillborn son weighed over onehalf of a pound. Knowing that their son weighed just under a pound when born, they became suspicious of the returned remains. The funeral home had told them that the weight was so much because, among other reasons, their son was a large boy. I keep having these bad nightmares about my son and him telling me, Mom, thats not me in the box, Ms. Leach said.

Dr. Walter Birkby, a forensic anthropologist, analyzed the remains for the plaintiffs and testified that they contained a large amount of adult bone and teeth fragments clearly not belonging to their son. He also said that the remains were 175 times more in weight than they should have been.

Richard Callahan, a licensed funeral director with over 30 years of owning and operating funeral establishments on both the East and West Coasts added that mixing of remains to this degree was egregious, and so far below the standards of the industry as to be a form of desecration. I am pained to see that any funeral service provider could so completely and utterly fail a family who entrusted a deceased to them, he said.

The jury found that the funeral home had engaged in a series of careless and reckless practices and demonstrated a lack of compassion. The plaintiffs pursued negligence, intentional and negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract as causes of action.

The lead trial counsel for the plaintiffs, Clayton Kent of Brayton Purcell, was pleased with the verdict. Since this was a case of first impression in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the plaintiffs attorneys did not know what to expect. I am gratified that the jury realized how important it is to a grieving family that a funeral home treat their loved one with dignity and respect, and that our society will not tolerate the type of conduct displayed by the defendants in this case, Mr. Kent said. I am happy for Tonya and Eddie. It has been a long road for the family. I hope the entire funeral industry takes notice of this verdict.

Eddie Squire and Tonya Leach now plan to hire a specialist to separate their sons remains from the mixture they were given. They will hold a memorial service even though it will be over four years after his death.

The case is captioned: Tonya Leach and Edward Squire v. E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home et al., Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio, #CV 04 546335. The plaintiffs were represented by Clayton Kent of Brayton Purcell in Novato, California, and by Bill Novak and Colin Sammon of Novak, Robenalt & Pavlik in Cleveland, Ohio. The defendants were represented by George Zucco of Monroe & Zucco in Cleveland, Ohio.

About Brayton Purcell

For over 20 years, Brayton Purcell has helped clients protect their legal rights in the face of devastating losses such as illness, injuries, and harm to family members. The law firm enjoys a national reputation for the high quality of its personal injury and product liability work. For more information, call 415-898-1555 or visit the firm web site at http://www.braytonlaw.com.

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Family Law Firm Finds Women Are Taking Active Steps To Protect Children, Assets During Divorce

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 1, 2006

Nirenstein Ruotolo Group, P.L. C., one of Arizonas most prestigious family law firms, has found that more women are taking necessary steps to protect themselves, their children and their assets in case of divorce.

According to the National Vital Statistics Report issued by the Centers for Disease Control on March 31, 2006, over 18,660 Arizona marriages ended in divorce between January and September 2005, up slightly from previous years. As divorce rates continue to increase, women are becoming more actively involved in educating themselves about divorce and child and spousal support.

Women are more aware of protecting their rights during a divorce, said Alexander D. Nirenstein, NRGs managing member. Our job is to make sure our clients are educated and receive positive results in their cases.

NRG has consistently reached out to assist women in understanding their rights in a divorce. Fred Ruotolo, a founding partner of NRG, participated in the 2006 Arizona Familys Womens Expo. Ruotolo spoke to attending women about a range of topics related to family law and child custody.

The women in attendance at the Womens Expo inquired about an assortment of topics such as child custody, spousal support and property division, said Ruotolo. We were able to provide these women with empowering information, helping them make better decisions for their future and the future of their children.

NRG also hosts Arizonas source for blogging Web site information on family law. Arizona Family Law Blog is the definitive site for up-to-date information on cases that affect family law and divorce, interesting legal news from around the nation and in-depth answers to important family law questions. Visitors to http://www.azfamilylawblog.com can reply to any of the posted topics with questions or comments and receive responses from the lawyers at NRG.

About Nirenstein Ruotolo Group P.L.C.

Founded in 2003 by accomplished family law attorneys, NRG is a boutique family law firm that provides professional representation in Arizona divorce and family law litigation, mediation, appellate review and mental health and elder law services. NRG boasts nine experienced family law attorneys, two litigation analysts, four paralegals, and five support personnel. The firm represents many diverse clients, both in Arizona and nationally, and is one of the most-respected law firms in Arizona practicing divorce and family law exclusively. For additional information, please visit http://www.nrglaw.net.

For more information, contact:

Beth Glick (Crosby-Wright P.R.)(480) 367-1112

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Child Foster Care Reform: National Call to Action on Children in Foster Care State Plans To Improve Nation’s Foster Care Programs and Child Protection System Unveiled

Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) May 2, 2006

Representatives from the nations state courts and child welfare agencies have developed specific recommendations to improve child foster care systems and foster care programs throughout the country as part of a National Call to Action on children in foster care released by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). State Supreme Court justices partnered with other state leaders to develop the National Call to Action to help reduce the length of time children spend in foster care. Their recommendations provide states with a clear road map of action plans and needed resources to improve outcomes for our nation’s children living in foster care.

Today more than 500,000 children live in foster care. Half of the children will spend at least two years in the Nations foster care system and one in five children will be in the system for five years or more. Although child foster care is often an essential step in helping abused and neglected children, state and local court delays can often extend the time between when children enter the foster care system and when they are placed in safe, permanent homes. While in this ‘limbo,’ many children and families do not receive the assistance they need to allow children to return home safely or prepare them to join another family.

“Implementation of these plans will go a long way to make substantial progress toward reducing the amount of time children spend in the foster care system,” said Chief Justice of Indiana Randall T. Shepard, President of the Conference of Chief Justices. “It will bring these children one step closer to the safe and permanent families they need and deserve.”

The National Call to Action is the result of the landmark National Judicial Leadership Summit for the Protection of Children: Changing Lives by Changing Systems (the Summit), which was held in Minnesota in September 2005. Leaders of 49 state court systems (Louisiana was unable to participate due to Hurricane Katrina), the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories participated in the Summit. As part of the Summit, each state developed an action plan to improve its child protection system procedures and programs. The NCSC, which coordinated the Summit, compiled the team plans into the National Call to Action.

“When a court case sits on the docket, a child sits in foster care,” said former Chief Justice of Minnesota Kathleen Blatz, who co-chaired the Summit.

“While foster care is supposed to be their lifeboat, for many children it’s become the Titanic. The delay in finding a permanent caring home can have a profound affect on a child,” said NCSC President Mary Campbell McQueen.

While all state action plans for child foster care system reform address specific local needs and challenges, there was considerable consensus across major areas needing improvement and the steps required to achieve these changes. Drawing on recommendations from the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care, state teams identified the following strategies underpinning their action plans:

Children in Danger: The Terrifying X Factor in Family Law as Identified by Custody Calculations, a New Internet Web Site Company

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 2, 2006

A law enforcement officer for twenty-three years, Catherine MacWillie, Chief Executive Officer, of Custody Calculations, dealt daily with the issues pertaining to divorce and the family law court system. One of the more frightening results of the family law courts she came to witness was the ability of violent felons and convicted registered sexual offenders to receive unmonitored visitation, even obtain full custody of their children. Catherine identified the source of this loophole along with other revisions that should be made to the divorce process during the development of her company, Custody Calculations.

Catherine stated that it is her hope that the courts will implement the patented technology used in her new automated internet web site service to help the court recognize and rectify dangerous custody decisions that allow sexual predators to obtain custody of their children or have unmonitored visitation and other issues. She believes many of the changes that are needed in family law are simple and could occur now, today, without any change in the law. In some cases the reorganization of the court orders would be all that is needed. These small changes would have the added benefit of allowing families to recover faster from the divorce process than is now possible under the present system.

Ultimately these changes would also reduce the trauma, drama and devastation of divorce, minimize the number of valid court orders even provide for the use of such words as privacy and dignity in the divorce process. More immediate and pressing, these changes would act to protect and secure the safety of children.

Other changes would allow divorcing parties to control, for the first time who has what information and when during and after divorce just by reorganizing the court orders. By using the services developed by Custody Calculations, these changes and even more are now possible!

After spending many years on the front lines dealing with families, Catherine saw that the needs of families going through the divorce process were not being met. She sought answers. Research and development took ten years and included interviews both inside and outside the divorce process, business executives, judicial officers, and finance companies. She also reviewed issues related to workman’s compensation and interviewed hospital emergency room staff, evaluators, mediators, school administrators, families and children, police officers, detectives, including specialized and non specialized police units. During development, data and research was further pursued using books, tapes, video recordings and other periodicals and documents from the fields of psychology, parenting, social services, and even included statistics on bankruptcy and other related issues.

In the process of research, Custody Calculations, obtained a broader view of the true impact of family law on our entire social system. The company identified issues like the fact that twenty five percent of all crime in this country may be related to family law, including, homicides, suicides, abduction, kidnap, child abuse, domestic abuse, violation of court orders. Most of this has gone unnoticed by the general public and those within the family law court system.

So what is the loophole and how does it work? The current process of filing for divorce requires no submission of a criminal history. Why is this an issue? Many women have no knowledge of the background and/or criminal history of the men they marry or have children with something that became clear during interviews with specialized police units who deal with registered sexual offenders, rapists and pedophiles.

According to the detectives and officers interviewed these predators seek out – women with young children whom they can abuse, or they have children with women with the specific intent to rape and abuse these infants and children- even their own biological children! The woman with whom they live or those they marry do not have this information, therefore they are unable to provide it to the court during the divorce and custody process. Family law court needs this information as part of making an informed decision for the safety and welfare of the children.

While a majority of the time it is women who are victims of sexual predators, men would benefit from the submission of criminal history by the other party. Men marry women who have criminal backgrounds of which they are unaware of as well. While women are more often guilty of prostitution, drug, and alcohol arrests there are a very small number of women who are sexual predators or women who have been arrested for severe neglect or abuse of their children. Again without this information, the court cannot make an informed decision for the protection, safety and welfare of children.

While on the surface, this change would appear to be overwhelming and would require new legislation, it could be done with a minimum of effort and would ensure the safety of children protecting them from abusers which can hardly be argued against.

Criminal records, testimony or lack thereof, would be submitted by the parties at the onset of the divorce process without further costs or burden to the courts and would be notarized. Verification of the name, date of birth etc could be confirmed against the document. The information would become a part of the court record, to be filed and referred to with the rest of the necessary disclosures when determining custody.

To obtain additional information on this issue as well as all of the services of the Custody Calculations web site for attorneys, individuals, evaluators, mediators and others visit their promotion web site at http://www.custodycalculations.com or call them at 702-375-9389. Watch for their highly anticipated launch date of July 31, 2006.

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Lisa Beth Older, a New York City Divorce Lawyer, Offers Important Information on Divorce in New York City or Upstate New York

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 7, 2006

Life started out so great. It felt as though you were locked inside a great big bubble of happiness. You got married to the love of your life and proceeded to have three children. You are young. You were young. Your husband or wife has been taking care of all the bills. Three or four years go by and things are slowing changing. Your husband or wife is not home as much to help you with your household chores or with caravaning the children to their in sundry appointments and birthday parties. You feel isolated and alone. Suddenly you start to see things unraveling. You become unhappy, you start to feel unworthy. You worry because you have no idea what is happening to your life, a life which was once the envy of your single friends.

You wonder… is this the way things are supposed to turn out? Then the arguing begins, sometimes involving verbal abuse or even physical abuse. Sometimes, you just feel isolated and neglected. You have no one to talk to about your changing life. You have asked, but your spouse refuses to see a marital counselor or counsel from your church or synagogue. You can not turn to family, as they are still reminding you of how wonderful your spouse has been, what a wonderful provider he or she is. And then the day comes when your husband or wife tells you that they no longer love you or that they want a divorce or separation.

In New York State, the NYS divorce attorney hears a version of the above fact scenario day in and day out. The above stated fact scenario is more common than you might think. Yet each individual has their own set of circumstances, their own priorities, their own way of looking at things, and things are just not that simple.

You may turn to friends and family and everyone has a different view point on what to do. Stay? Go?

You turn to a therapist to sort out your feelings and invariably you come to terms with the fact that things are going to have to change. Change is a scary thing to confront. The ugly word starts being bantered about. Divorce. Now what.

The first thing you should do is start finding out how to protect the best interests of yourself and your children. If you or your children are being ill treated or abused there are places you can go and things that you can do immediately to stop the abuse.

Call 911. Call child protective services, there is a department in each and every county in New York State. Go to Family Court and get an Order of Protection. Call your family lawyer. Or seek immediate custody of the subject children. At all costs, protect the children from harms way.

And then start worrying about what you must do to begin preparing for divorce. Call a New York City divorce lawyer. If you are in nyc and seek a top nyc divorce lawyer then search the internet and call a few attorneys and find one you are comfortable with. If you are in a smaller town or county you can call your local Bar Association for a referral. But by all means get help. Do not stay in a situation of domestic violence. The NY Family Court has a wonderful history of providing a respite for those in fear of their lives.

And if you feel you just can not go it alone, do not be afraid to seek out professional help from a New York State lawyer. The more experienced ones will know just what to do to protect your legal rights in an efficient way and make you feel comfortable at the same time. Your secrets are safe with a ny divorce lawyer. If the above sounds familiar do not hesitate to act now. Hire a nyc divorce lawyer now.

If you are safe and out of harm’s way, then seek a New York Divorce Lawyer. If you are in New York City, then here is a partial list of some shelters you can go to until you have a chance to see a reputable New York Divorce lawyer or New York Family Law Lawyer.

NYC Women’s Shelter Intakes

Franklin, 1122 Franklin Avenue, Bronx

Jamaica Armory, 93-03 168th St., Jamaica, Queens

Brooklyn Women’s Shelter, 116 Williams Ave., Brooklyn

Resources Equinox Domestic Violence Services

95 Central Avenue

Albany, NY 12206

(518) 434-6135

Cornerstone Manor

45 Carlton Street

Buffalo, New York 14203

(716) 852-0761

Haven House

P.0. Box 451 Ellicott Station

Buffalo, New York 14205

(716) 884-6000

Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

250 Fulton Ave. Mezz. West

Hempstead, NY 11550

(516) 572-0700

The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area

677 South Salina Street

Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 475-1688

Vera House

P. O. Box 365

Syracuse, NY 14309

(315) 468-3260 – 24-hour Crisis

and Support Line

Women In Need

115 West 31st Street

New York, NY 10001

Yonkers MHA (YWCA)

87 South Broadway

Yonkers, NY 10701

(914) 963-2752

National Domestic Violence Hotline for referrals and support: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY: 1-800-787-3224.

New York 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-942-6906 (English) or 1-800-942-6908 (Spanish).

By: Lisa Beth Older

web page: http://www.lawofficesoflisabetholder.com

Warning: The information contained herein is not intended to substitute for legal advice from your own retained lawyer in new york state. this article is merely informational in nature, and is based upon one attorney’s knowledge of the practice of family law, matrimonial law, domestic violence, custody, child support and orders of protection.

Retain counsel before you do anything to affect your marital status and follow the advice of the lawyer you retain, not what is written herein.

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National Child Safety Service

Blackwood, NJ (PRWEB) June 11, 2006

Halo Family Ids provides parents/guardians and organizations nationwide with Child Safety Products and Services. Including Identification Cards as well as other safety products such as Electronic IDs (on CD Rom), USB Flash Drives and DNA/Fingerprint Kits.

Additionally, our website provides an Amber Alert Service that is immediately activated should any child go missing anywhere in the U.S. The disappearance of children happens daily and is growing at an alarming rate. Our service and products help families everywhere be prepared for those unfortunate moments when we need to act quickly on behalf of our children.

Additionally, we provide fundraising opportunities for groups and organizations which in turn benefits all involved while promoting this very important subject matter. We truly believe that it is the absolute responsibility of every parent to be prepared when it concerns a childs safety and well being. With that in mind, our ultimate goal is to create a vast network of caring parents and citizens from all walks of life to make this important and valuable service be made aware of.

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Florida Attorney General Adds WatchLink to Public Safety Site

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) July 17, 2006

Spatial NetWorks new WatchLink technology is now available free for all residents of Florida. WatchLink provides automatic web based reporting of the FDLE sex offender database for the entire state. Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist provides a link to this valuable service for use by all Florida residents on his consumer web pages under CHILD SAFETY at http://myfloridalegal.com/.

The data is drawn from the FDLE online data site but instead of requiring research to find out offender locations and details the service automatically sends the information to the consumer, requiring a one time selection and registration. Residents can access a pre existing list of public and private schools, daycare and aftercare centers to get custom reports of offenders in the areas where their children attend school and play. Any other home, school, work or play address can be entered as well and a custom report generated. Updates are sent as specified by the user for immediate notification or weekly reporting.

While other web-based services give information about the locations of registered sex offenders, WatchLink shows residents these locations in relation to their home, school, daycare, office or any other place of interest. Pictures, names, aliases, convictions and complete physical descriptions are available in the full report. The report is linked to an easy-to-use interactive map that provides the user entered location and specified surrounding area.

Attorney General Charlie Crist says “Protecting our most vulnerable citizens is the highest priority of our State. By providing parents with another tool to fulfill the responsibility of looking out for children, our neighborhoods are that much safer.

For additional information about WatchLink technology and how it tracks and maps registered sex offenders and sexual predators, please visit http://login.watchlink.us/how-it-works.html. To sign up and start getting your free report now, go to http://login.watchlink.us and enter in your information.

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TELS Attorneys Win Rare Motion for Summary Judgment on Lack of Proximate Cause in Playground Accident

Hawthorne, NY (PRWEB) September 7, 2006

Traub Eglin Lieberman Straus LLP (TELS) announced that it was granted a rare summary judgment on the issue of proximate cause, arising from a playground accident involving a five year old child.

The Plaintiff in this case was playing in the school yard during a recess break. While running, she tripped and fell, striking her face on the raw timber base of a temporary construction fence located on the playground. The Plaintiff and her parents subsequently brought suit against the adjoining property owner and the fence contractor. In their lawsuit, they alleged improper and inadequate care, installation and maintenance of the temporary fence. They also claimed that the fence constituted a dangerous and hazardous condition on the playground.

Rob Nobel and Lisa Black of TELS represented the fence contractor, which had originally been retained by the adjacent building owner. During their investigation, Nobel and Black determined that the Plaintiff’s trip and fall was not caused by any object on the playground. After developing a favorable factual record, they brought a motion for summary judgment before the court. In the motion, they argued that the fence was not a proximate cause of Plaintiff’s injuries. In fact, the Plaintiff fell because she was running and lost her balance, and gravity took care of the rest.

The Plaintiff and her parents countered that young children were expected to run and fall on playgrounds, and that because the fence was physically located on a playground, it was logical that children could be expected to make contact with the fence. The playground was already equipped with a rubber safety surface, designed to protect falling children. Plaintiffs produced an expert engineer who determined that protective, shock-absorbing covering should have also been applied to the timber base. The Plaintiff’s expert further claimed that, but for the Defendants’ installation of the fence with the timber base, the Plaintiff would have fallen on the rubber safety service.

The court disagreed with the Plaintiffs assertion, finding that the Defendants did not bear responsibility in this case. Although proximate cause is frequently considered to be an issue of fact, the court agreed with TELS’ position and granted summary judgment for the Defendants stating, “… the immediate effective cause of [Plaintiff’s] injuries was her fall, due to factors unrelated to the fence.”

The case involved was Levinger, et al. v. The City of New York, et al. (Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Index Number 102236/01).

TELS congratulates Mr. Nobel and Ms. Black for their success in this rare type of summary judgment. For more information on Mr. Nobel, a partner with TELS, please visit:

http://www.tels.com/profiles/robertnobel/

And to learn more about Ms. Black, an associate in the law firm’s New York office, please review her C.V. online at:

http://www.tels.com/profiles/lisablack/

ABOUT TELS

Traub Eglin Lieberman Straus LLP (TELS) has achieved a national reputation for excellence in legal representation. Our philosophy is to provide quality legal representation in an expeditious and efficient manner. Our emphasis on client service, as well as our reputation in the legal community, has served our clients and the firm well. TELS has been recognized by many, including Martindale-Hubbell, for outstanding legal ability and ethical standards. For more information, visit us online at http://www.tels.com.

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Divorce Seen As Biggest Challenge to Stable American Family Life, New Survey Reveals

New York, New York (PRWEB) October 18, 2006

Americans point to divorce as the biggest challenge to stable family life today, outpacing other factors (1) such as same-sex or dual-career couples, according to a new survey, The Changing Shape of the American Family. Conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Martindale-Hubbells lawyers.com from LexisNexis and Redbook magazine, the survey is featured in the November issue of Redbook.

Nearly nine in ten (88%) of U.S. adults say divorce has a negative impact on maintaining a stable American family life. In comparison, 53 percent feel that way about same-sex couples, and 50 percent say dual-career households negatively impact families. Virtually all U.S. adults (99 percent) acknowledge that families have changed over the past generation, and 70 percent say those changes have been for the worse.

Clearly, many Americans are anxious about the forces that threaten family. They’re struggling to understand all this change and what it means for their own personal choices, but they also feel a lot of compassion toward other families that make different choices–or don’t have a lot of choices, said Stacy Morrison, editor-in-chief of Redbook.

Family Law Confuses Majority of Americans

The unease that many U.S. adults feel about non-traditional family arrangements could be compounded by their lack of familiarity with legal concerns that affect families. The survey shows that 85 percent say they are somewhat or not at all knowledgeable about basic family law issues.

Nontraditional families are evolving faster than laws can keep up. Many people now need to take special care to ensure that their family, particularly if its not a traditional nuclear arrangement, is protected financially and legally, said Alan Kopit, legal editor of lawyers.com, the most comprehensive and trustworthy online resource for finding lawyers.

Among the documents Kopit recommends adults consider are wills, prenuptial agreements, co-habitation agreements and powers of attorney.

If you are a grandparent caring for grandkids, or if youre the primary caregiver to minor step-children, you likely have different legal rights and responsibilities than those raising kids in nuclear families, said Kopit. Its important to seek out legal information and counsel to ensure your family is protected.

Todays Typical American Family

The following data from the survey reveals the make-up of American families:

–One-half of all U.S. adults are currently living with a spouse or opposite-sex partner;

–Thirty-six percent of those married or living with a partner currently live with their biological children;

–Nearly one in five (19%) U.S. adults with at least one child in the household also have one non-immediate family member living there (such as an aunt, uncle or grandparent);

–Parental ties are strong: nearly half (45%) of single, never-married U.S. adults live with at least one biological parent; and

–Some Americans go solo: nearly one-in-five (17%) of all adult Americans live alone.

For more information about the survey, visit lawyers.com.

Survey Sample and Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of lawyers.com from LexisNexis and Redbook magazine, between August 16 and 23, 2006 among 1,092 U.S. adults (aged 18 and over). Figures for age, race/ethnicity, education, household income, and region were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents propensity to be online.

With a pure probability sample of 1,092, one could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results have a sampling error of + / -4 percentage points. Sampling error for sub samples would be higher and would vary. However, that does not take other sources of error into account. This survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

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Martindale-Hubbells lawyers.com(SM) (http://www.lawyers.com) from LexisNexis is the leading lawyer directory on the Web, providing consumers and small businesses access to a free database of more than 440,000 attorneys and law firms nationwide. Lawyers.com helps site visitors make a fast, informed decision when choosing a lawyer. More than one million searches per month are conducted at lawyers.com by consumers and business people in search of the right lawyer for their needs.

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The Total Transformation Program Wins Awards from the National Association of Social Workers and The National Parenting Center

Westbrook, ME (PRWEB) November 17, 2006

The Total Transformation, a multi-media home study program used nationally by parents to manage behavior problems in children and teenagers, has won two prestigious industry awards: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Stamp of Approval for Quality Continuing Education and The National Parenting Centers Seal of Approval.

Through its Continuing Education Approval Program, the NASW approves educational programs that meet its strict criteria. The approved programs are used by social work professionals to meet the continuing education requirement for social work licensure and certification renewal. The Total Transformation Program, developed by behavioral therapist James Lehman and Legacy Parenting Company, was approved for six contact hours of continuing education.

The National Parenting Centers Seal of Approval program identifies the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. Their consumer-oriented testing process solicits evaluations from parents and the award signifies a products quality and desirability.

We are pleased to have The Total Transformation Program approved by the NASW and The National Parenting Center, says Legacy Parenting President, Steve Anderson. Our goal is to provide parents with the tools to manage the myriad of behavioral challenges associated with parenting in the 21st century. Recognition by these two prominent industry organizations will help establish The Total Transformation as a brand families can trust.

The Total Transformation Program teaches parents how to turn around disrespectful, defiant, obnoxious and even abusive behaviors in children and teenagers with the practical, hands-on techniques James Lehman developed over 30 years of working with behaviorally troubled youth and their families. The program offers straightforward techniques for stopping arguments, setting limits, obtaining compliance and teaching accountability and problem solving.

For more information about The Total Transformation Program, contact Sharon Roy, Internet Marketing Director, 207-856-5600 x 3017 or visit http://www.thetotaltransformation.com.

Legacy Parenting Company, publisher of The Total Transformation Program, is committed to helping families through the development of programs and products designed to enhance the quality of family life.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers and also seeks to enhance the well being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.

The National Parenting Center was founded in 1989 with the intention of providing the most comprehensive and responsible parenting advice from the worlds most respected authorities in the field of child rearing and development.

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